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18th February 2017 Current Affairs
Two Day ‘Momentum Jharkhand’ Global Investor Summit 2017
With the brand name “Momentum Jharkhand’, the two-day Global Investors’ Summit (GIS) 2017 was held in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The main aim of this summit is to promote industrial activity in Jharkhand. And hence is the chance to establish the state as one of the prime investment destination in Eastern India.
Science Express’ Train Flagged off in New Delhi
Science Express Climate Action Special train has recently flagged off from the delhi Railway station. Minister of State of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave and Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated this train in Delhi.
Karnataka Bank Launches National Pension System
Karnataka State’s private sector bank Karnataka Bank Ltd has launched the National Pension System (NPS) at its corporate office in Mangaluru. The main motive is to provide financial security for the old age people with the regular income in the form of pension.
NALCO signed a MoU with TERI for sustainable rehabilitation
National Aluminium Company Limited(NALCO), Odisha has signed has signed MoU with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). To establish the Scientific, technological and educational activities in the area of mining rehabilitation, this mou was signed.
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UAE Unveils Plan to Build First City on Mars by the end of the year 2117
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently unveiled the plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE has made this announcement. On this occasion, the UAE engineers have presented a virtual presentation on this primary project.
JLL Named to FORTUNE’s 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies List
On their reputation for innovation, top talent, the International professional services firm JLL has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list of 2017. The top 5 companies in the list are:
- Berkshire Hathaway
Novelist Surendra Verma Selected for 2016 Vyas Samman
Famous Hindi litterateur and playwright Surendra Verma has been selected for 2016 Vyas Samman. He has won this special recognition for his novel “Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se”. Verma has won the cash prize of Rs. 3.50 lakh a citation and a logo for the prestigious award. K K Birla Foundation has instituted this Samman.
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Corporation Bank has won the 2017 National MSME Excellence Award
Mangalore located Corporation Bank has won the 2017 National MSME Excellence Award. Union Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Haribhai P Choudhary has presented this award to D V Subramanya Varma, General Manager of Corporation Bank.
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Banks Board Bureau Appoints Eight Executive Directors in Various Banks
On the recommendations of Banks Board Bureau, 8 Executive Directors (EDs) have been appointed in various public sector banks.
- Neelam Damodharan and Atanu Kumar Das – EDs in Bank of India.
- K Swaminathan – ED in Indian Overseas Bank.
- Ashok Kumar Pradhan – ED in United Bank of India.
- P Ramana Murthy will be Executive Director of Central Bank of India.
- Fareed Ahmed Khan – ED in Punjab and Sind Bank.
- M K Bhattacharya – EDs of Indian Bank
- S Harishankar – EDs of Allahabad Bank.
PV Sindhu Attains Career-Best Rank at No. 5 in BWF Rankings
Olympic silver Medalist, PV Sindhu has recently achieved her career best Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s single ranking. She stood at the 5th position while Saina Placed at No. 9. Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei has won the 1st position in this rankings.
Sea Ice in Antarctica reaches record low value.
Antarctica’s sea ice floating has recorded the smallest value when compared to the past few years. As per the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reports, the sea ice area contracted to 2.287 million square kilometers.
Using Soybean, Scientists Develops High-Quality Graphene
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Scientists have developed the World’s strongest material, Graphene using soya bean. Under the journal “Nature Communications”, this research was published.
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